Entheogenesis - Planting seeds for earth, body, and mind

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Garden States 2022 Speakers

DAVID HOLMGREN
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David Holmgren   David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept following publication of Permaculture One, co-authored with Bill Mollison...
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GIULIANA FURCI
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Giuliana Furci   Giuliana is foundress and executive director of the Fungi Foundation. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of...
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DENNIS MCKENNA PH.D.
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Dennis McKenna PhD   Dennis McKenna's research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical...
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DR MARGARET ROSS
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Dr Margaret Ross   Dr Margaret Ross is a consultant clinical psychologist and the clinical lead in Australia’s first ever psychedelic...
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RENEE HARVEY
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Renee Harvey   Renee is a Clinical Psychologist who has recently relocated to Australia after a long career in the UK...
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JANET LAURENCE
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Janet Laurence   Janet Laurence is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her practice examines our physical, cultural...
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DR ALISON POULIOT
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Dr Alison Pouliot is an ecologist, environmental photographer and honorary fellow at the Australian National University. Her research spans...
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KEEPER TROUT
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Keeper Trout is an author and archivist living in Northern California.  Trout has published 11 books and numerous articles;...
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DR SURESH MUTHUKUMARASWAMY (NZ)
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Dr Suresh Muthukumarasway is currently an Associate Professor in psychopharmacology at The University of Auckland. Suresh started studying psychedelic drugs...
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SNU VOOGELBREINDER
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Snu Voogelbreinder   Snu is an amateur ethnobotanist specialising in the study of psychoactive plants, fungi and animals. He is particularly...
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THE SEED SISTAS (UK)
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The Seed SistAs, Karen and Fiona, are writers, speakers, eco-activists and Sensory Herbalists who have dedicated their lives to...
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DR PRASH PUSPANATHAN
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Dr Prash Puspanathan, a medical doctor and former Neuropsychiatry Fellow at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, is one of...
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JOHN SEED
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John Seed is the founder of the Rainforest Information Centre. Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct...
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DR STEPHEN BRIGHT
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Dr Stephen Bright has worked as a psychologist within the Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) field...
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LILA LIEBERMAN
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Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey...
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ANNA CONRICK
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Anna Conrick is a practising spatial designer and design educator at Monash University, Melbourne. Currently undertaking doctoral research at...
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DAVID NICKLES (NZ/US)
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David Nickles is an underground researcher and harm reduction advocate who serves as an editor for Psymposia Media, co-host of...
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VINCE POLITO
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Vince Polito is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia...
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MEREDITH DRINKELL
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Meredith Drinkell (She/Her) is a musician, vocalist, music therapist, psychotherapist and facilitator currently residing on Wurundjeri Land. She has experience working in early...
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STEPH TZANETIS
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Steph Tzanetis   Steph has close to a decade’s experience providing formalised psychedelic support at music festivals in Australia and overseas,...
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TORSTEN WEIDEMANN
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Torsten is the owner of Shaman Australis Botanicals, which specialises in the supply of shamanic and other ethnobotanical plants....
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AGNIESZKA SEKULA
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Agnieszka is a scientist with a background in biomedical engineering and medical imaging. She uses cutting edge biotech tools,...
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CAINE BARLOW
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Caine Barlow is a Mycologist and Fungi Educator based in Melbourne, Australia.  He gives regular talks on mycology, fungi...
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SIMON GREEN
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Simon Green is a Huachumero and Curandero who has worked for the past two decades in service to a...
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DR MARTIN WILLIAMS
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Martin Williams, PhD, is a research fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University,...
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DARKLIGHT
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Darklight has been working with aseptic medicinal and endangered plant species propagation for over 20 years. Moving into fungal...
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MELISSA WARNER
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Melissa’s mission is to cultivate an evidence and experience-based understanding of psychological well-being, with the aim to translate this...
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BENJAMIN MUDGE (UK)
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Benjamin Mudge has a background in music, art and political activism, and is now a PhD candidate in the...
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EMA CORRO
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Ema Corro is a mycologist who believes that the best way to protect the environment is to involve the...
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DR CHRIS LETHEBY
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Dr Chris Letheby is a philosopher working on issues related to the therapeutic and transformative potential of classic psychedelic...
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DR LIAM ENGEL
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Dr Liam Engel is a drug science researcher and communicator. Liam's passion is illicit drugs, particularly the areas of...
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RACHEL GAGEN
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"I have come to understand herbal medicine as a part of mankind's placement and movement across the land. Not...
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NICK WALLIS
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Nick Wallis is a broadcaster and drug law reform advocate and harm reduction worker. Nick has a background in radio...
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DR LANI ROY
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Dr Lani Roy is a Psychologist, social worker, and therapist and has spent the last 15 years working in...
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ANDREW GOODMAN
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Andrew Goodman is a visual artist and writer with an interest in science fiction, process philosophy, more-than-human consciousness and...
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NICK SUN
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Nick Sun was an award-winning, international stand up comedian for 13 years. Then he drank Ayahuasca and had a...
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JEF BAKER
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Jef Baker heads the Sydney chapter of The Australian Psychedelic Society, is global moderator at The 5-Hive forum and...
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AMANDA MORGLUND
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Amanda Morglund is the Founder of Mycelium Made and Director of Fungi Solutions where collaboration with Fungi is used...
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JESS SAUNDERS
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Jess is a botanical illustrator and tattooer living in Northern Rivers NSW/ Bundjalung country. A love of the natural world,...
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EUGENE-NRG (DJ KRUSTY)
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DJ Krusty have been spanking the planks and enjoying DJing for a long time now, he has performed at...
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Garden States 2022 Presentations

Tobacco Substitutes in Australia – the Whitefella Perspective
– Snu Voogelbreinder
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Tobacco Substitutes in Australia - the Whitefella Perspective   Following on from my previous EGA presentation on pituri and tobacco substitutes...
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‘Deep Ecology’ (and the power of ethnobotanical plants)
– John Seed
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'Deep Ecology' (and the power of ethnobotanical plants)   I have worked for worldwide rainforests since 1979. Although many of our...
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Some more thoughts and observations on cacti
– Keeper Trout
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Some more thoughts and observations on cacti   A lot has happened in the two decades since Trout’s cactus books went...
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The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial
– Dr Margaret Ross & Dr Martin Williams
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The St Vincent’s Melbourne Psilocybin-Palliative Care Trial   Friday 31st January 2020 was a momentous day in the history of psychedelic...
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Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere
– Dr Alison Pouliot
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Between Sex and Death – A Journey in the Mycosphere   The scent of the prized Périgord truffle is somewhere 'between...
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New World Technology and Old World Wisdom
– Dr Agnieszka Sekula & Dr Prash Puspanathan
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New World Technology and Old World Wisdom   This talk explores VR scenarios designed to promote movement through phases of psychedelic-assisted...
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Discovering the ancient through native power plants
– The Seed SistAs
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Discovering the ancient through native power plants   Belladonna, Henbane and Datura are some of the European power plants, holding the...
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Permaculture: Stories celebrating floristic and fungal abundance
– David Holmgren
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Permaculture: Stories celebrating floristic and fungal abundance   David Holmgren draws on a lifelong passion for ethnobotanical knowledge and practise to...
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The alchemical life
– Janet Laurence
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The alchemical life   I am thinking about the dreams of plants in order to enter into an intimate relationship with...
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Every nectar needs a vessel to hold it. The greater the vessel, the more potent the nectar can be
– Lila Lieberman
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Every nectar needs a vessel to hold it. The greater the vessel, the more potent the nectar can be...
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Psychedelics in Medicine. Placebo or panacea?
– Dr Suresh Muthukumarasway
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Psychedelics in Medicine. Placebo or panacea?   There is increasing interest in the potential for psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, LSD...
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: A review of emerging themes
– Dr Chris Letheby
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Philosophical issues in psychedelic research: A review of emerging themes   Serotonergic (or “classic”) psychedelics have struck many researchers as raising...
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MDMA research down under: What does a decade of persistence look like?
– Dr Stephen Bright
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MDMA research down under: What does a decade of persistence look like?   Prior to MDMA being banned internationally in 1987,...
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Whose Stories Are We Telling: Ethnobotanical Understandings in the Corporadelic Era
– David Nickles
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Whose Stories Are We Telling: Ethnobotanical Understandings in the Corporadelic Era   Storytelling has played a central role in the creation...
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What we know so far about microdosing
– Vince Polito
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What we know so far about microdosing   Microdosing has exploded in popularity over the past six years. A microdose can...
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DanceWize: Trip sitting and psychedelic harm reduction
– Steph Tzanetis
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DanceWize: Trip sitting and psychedelic harm reduction   The principles for psychedelic support (otherwise known as ‘trip sitting’) that are promoted...
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Some Traps, Pitfalls and Questions of the Psychedelic Path
– Nick Sun
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Some Traps, Pitfalls and Questions of the Psychedelic Path   With the increasing acceptance within the mainstream, many people are seeking...
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Strychnine
– Keeper Trout
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Strychnine   What is strychnine and why do people seem to believe that it is in so many different plants and...
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A New Trip: towards a path of representation, inclusion and safety in the psychedelic movement
– Meredith Drinkell
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A New Trip: towards a path of representation, inclusion and safety in the psychedelic movement   Psychedelics have moved to the...
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Ayahuasca: A Complex Elixir With Variable Effects
– Benjamin Mudge
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Ayahuasca: A Complex Elixir With Variable Effects   While researching the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca from a Psychiatry perspective, I have...
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A Prescription of NeuroGnostics; Entheogenic Herbalism
– Rachel Gagen
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A Prescription of NeuroGnostics; Entheogenic Herbalism   We are going to explore psychotropic herbalism, that is organic biological organisms used as...
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Mapping Entheogenesis Through The Ecological-Self
– Jef Baker
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Mapping Entheogenesis Through The Ecological-Self   Evolving from my 2015 Honours thesis examining the overlaps, intersections and parallels between the philosophy...
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Disclaimer

The conference has both in-person and online components. Some minor changes to the programme may occur, or implementation of the programme, for example in the case of the inability to travel due to Covid. International guests may face travel or economic barriers associated with attending, and some presentations may have to be delivered remotely. We appreciate your patience and understanding.